Amber Heard became emotional on the stand as she described the time she claims Johnny Depp assaulted her with a liquor bottle.
Depp launched a defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard in 2019, after the Aquaman star described herself as a victim of domestic abuse in a 2018 article she penned in The Washington Post. Heard never mentioned Depp by name but the actor argued that the article she wrote tarnished his reputation and ultimately his acting career.
Heard took the stand on Thursday and claims this horrific event happened in Australia only weeks after their wedding, in March 2015.
This is the same incident that caused Depp to sever the top of his fingertip. The actor claimed Heard threw a bottle at him, the glass shattered and that is how he injured himself.
While describing the event, Heard said:
‘At some point he’s on top of me, screaming I f**king hate you, you ruined my f**king life,’
‘I’m on the countertop, he had me by the neck and was on top of me.’
‘I’m looking in his eyes and I don’t see him any more. It wasn’t him, it was black. I haven’t been so scared in my life. He was looking at me. I was trying to get through to him, to say in some way it was me. Trying to get through to Johnny.’
‘My head was bashing against the back of the bar and I couldn’t breathe. I remember trying to get up to tell him he was really hurting me. I couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t get through to him. I couldn’t get up.’
‘Next thing I remember I was bent over backwards on the bar, I was staring at the blue light. My back was on the countertop. I thought he was punching me. I felt this pressure on my pubic bone and I could feel his arm moving. It looked like he was punching me. I could just feel this pressure.’
‘I don’t remember what I said, I just remember being really still, not wanting to move. I remember looking around the room, looking at all the broken bottles, broken glass and I remember not wanting to move because I didn’t know if it was broken, I didn’t know if the bottle that he had inside me was broken.’
‘I couldn’t feel it, I didn’t feel pain, I didn’t feel anything.’
Depp’s legal team have claimed that Heard’s lies have evolved with ‘new and convenient details’. They say they are planning to expose the lies on cross-examination.